Libra Philanthropies, a private, independent foundation launched by Libra Group in 2023, has announced a new scholarship program with Deree – The American College of Greece.
The Libra Philanthropies Leadership Scholarship will open up academic opportunities for graduate students through much-needed financial assistance with $140,000 in grants to be awarded over five years to up to 10 students per year who wish to apply to a Deree Graduate School program.
This scholarship program builds on over a decade of partnership between the college and Libra Philanthropies, and comes at a time when a new generation is preparing to enter the workforce.
The American College of Greece is a private, independent, non-profit educational organization founded in 1875, and is the oldest and largest American-accredited educational institution in Europe.
Criteria for the Libra Philanthropies scholarship in Greece
To be considered, applicants must:
- meet all requirements for admission to the College
- have completed his/her undergraduate degree with a minimum Cumulative Index (CI) of 3.00/4.00 or 7/10 for Greek HEI
- demonstrate financial need
- show academic promise
- pursue an MSc (Hons) degree in Data Science
- file their taxes in Greece
- to continue receiving the award, the recipient must be enrolled in no less than six (6) credits each consecutive term and maintain a minimum Cumulative Index (CI) of 3.00/4.00 while receiving the award.
The Libra Leadership Scholars will be encouraged to apply to the Libra Group International Internship Program, a paid internship with the Libra Group or its businesses worldwide. Among equally qualified candidates, those demonstrating the greatest financial need will be selected.
Libra Group’s social responsibility and philanthropic work
Libra Philanthropies builds on more than a decade of Libra Group’s social responsibility and philanthropic work.
Libra Group is a privately owned, global business group that encompasses 30 operating entities – 20 businesses predominately focused on aviation, energy, maritime, real estate, hospitality, and diversified investments, in addition to various social initiatives.
With assets and operations in nearly 60 countries, Libra Group applies the strength of its global network and capabilities to deliver cross-sector insights and growth at scale, while mitigating risk.
Today, Libra Philanthropies includes 10 independently-run social initiatives created to address unmet needs and grantmaking that helps people worldwide.
Throughout its 30 entities, the Group is focused on maintaining its innovative culture: supporting human potential, and always delivering growth with social impact – twin engines that power the Libra ecosystem.
It has 10 social programs that span maternal mental health, youth engagement, access to education and healthcare, mentorship, cross-sector collaboration, and diverse entrepreneurship support for vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals.
The work is united by a commitment to supporting individuals and communities who have been historically unseen, overlooked, and under-served, Libra Group says.